Contact Us

WBKR and Southern Star Present: The Polar Bear PUSH [Video]

12 degrees.  That’s how cold the water was Saturday for the 2014 Polar Bear Plunge.  12 degrees, People!  But, 157 plungers were there to jump in it anyway and help raise money for Special Olympics Kentucky.  I was going to plunge too . . . but had a change of heart when my friend David Bristow, from Southern Star, offered up an additional $100 to charity if he could push me in.  Naturally, I said “Yes!”  And the cameras were rolling.

Subscribe to WBKR-FM on

I’m not gonna lie.  It was COLD!!  In fact, I’m not convinced I left the lake with all the body parts I had when I entered it.  Somewhere there’s a fish swimming around with a very interesting, yet unfortunate popsicle.  But, heck!  It was worth it.  In fact, David is going to try to get Southern Star to match his donation, so my being pushed in could possibly have netted Special Olympics $200!

Among the 157 plungers was WBKR newbie Brett Wharff.  We call him “Puppy” because he’s 22 . . . or 12.  And he really likes working in radio.  So, we’ve pledged to make sure Puppy understands EVERYTHING that comes with the territory.  In other words, we made him plunge too.

Subscribe to WBKR-FM on

I love how he refused to comment following his plunge.  LOL!

The 2014 Polar Bear Plunge is in the books.  We raised nearly $30,000 for Special Olympics Kentucky and that money will be used to pay for athlete programs all over the state.  The Plunge is an awesome event for an amazing cause and, as cold as it is, still manages to warm our hearts every single year.

Best of WBKR

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The BKR Bunch quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The BKR Bunch contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.